Former KDDI Executive, Hideo Okinaka, Brings Over 37 Years of Wireless Operator Expertise and Standards Strategy to Wireless 20/20
New Windsor, NY – July 15, 2014 – Wireless 20/20, LLC (www.wireless2020.com), a leading broadband wireless consulting group and the developer of the industry-leading WiROI™ Business Case Analysis Tool, announced today that Dr. Hideo Okinaka has joined Wireless 20/20 as a Principal Consultant. Dr. Okinaka brings over 37 years of technology and business development expertise in the wireless operator space.
"We are very pleased to have Dr. Okinaka join Wireless 20/20. His great experience as a top level wireless executive compliments our current team, and helps us provide direct support for our Asia business," commented Haig Sarkissian, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant of Wireless 20/20. "Given his technical background and global standards initiatives as a member of the Board of Directors of CDMA Development Group (CDG) and the WiMAX™ Forum, and his vast corporate experience from his many years at KDDI, he has the cutting-edge technical knowledge and business expertise in broadband wireless to support our clients in their broadband wireless decision-making."
Beginning in 2003 until March 2014, Dr. Okinaka held several executive positions with both technical and business development responsibilities at KDDI, one of the three major service provider groups in Japan. During that period, he led a project for the globally first large-scale implementation of over-the-air firmware update of mobile devices, FOTA, in cooperation with a Silicon Valley-based startup. He was also responsible for the corporate-wide standards strategy and drove global standard initiatives, e.g., as a member of the Board of Directors of CDMA Development Group (CDG) and WiMAX Forum, and as the Chair of 3GPP2.
"With his extensive hands-on experience, Dr. Okinaka understands the issues operators goes through, and can guide them towards success, either at the inception and strategy stage, the business case and funding stage, the value proposition and launch stage, or the ongoing operational stage utilizing his financial, technical, and commercial acumen," Sarkissian added.
"I have enjoyed many years delivering competitive advantages with differentiated services and technologies that have driven successful profitable business growth during my career, by identifying the right technology and value proposition at the right time," commented Dr. Hideo Okinaka. "With its inspiring team and award-winning WiROI™ Business Case Analysis Tools, Wireless 20/20 is a leading market research and consulting company offering 4G operators end-to-end services ranging from business strategy planning through launch, and ongoing operations."
Dr. Okinaka provides Wireless 20/20 clients strategic advice in the 4G service provider space. He is based in Tokyo and promotes Wireless 20/20 services and products through his own consulting and advisory office, Techno-Visionary (www.techno-visionary.com).
Interactive demonstrations of the WiROI™ 4G, LTE and WiMAX™ Wireless Networks Business Case Analysis Tools can be accessed at: www.wireless2020.com/wiroitooldemos.
About Wireless 20/20, LLC
Wireless 20/20 is an independent market research and consulting company focused solely on the broadband wireless market. Wireless 20/20 has helped over 50 broadband wireless operators around the world build business case, analyze market opportunities, complete technology and vendor selection, and develop network roll out strategies. Our principals have been engaged in the wireless industry since its inception and have a thorough understanding of the technical, business and product issues surrounding the development of wireless devices, equipment, networks and services. For more information, visit: www.wireless2020.com.
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